The story of Week 1 was the arrival of the Texans’ Arian Foster. He has another good matchup this week against the Redskins and should lead many fantasy owners to victory.
Andre Johnson and the Texans passing game is projected to get back on track against a defense that got soiled on by Miles Austin last week.
Just like we did for last week’s projections, 2009 statistics factor in significantly but Week 1 provides added depth. Again, this is no perfect model. There are many improvements that could be made but we had relatively good accuracy with it last week despite the flaws. Translation: Use these at your own discretion but they should be pretty darn good.
A field goal is projected to separate these teams, with the Texans getting those three extra points in a 22-19 win.
Obviously, a defensive backfield that gave up 146 yards and a TD to Austin in Week 1 has to be feeling a little uneasy facing Johnson this week.
While AJ gets back on track and AF keeps rolling, the other side of the field is set to have a big day, too. Against a defense that got picked apart by future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, Donovan McNabb should have one of this best games of the season.
Houston is also a great matchup for Chris Cooley who should reap the biggest rewards if McNabb successfully grabs the opportunity.
Donovan McNabb, WAS: 24-39, 260, TD, 10 rush yards
Matt Schaub, HOU: 21-34, 221, TD, INT
Arian Foster, HOU: 125, TD, 1 catch, 10 receiving yards
Clinton Portis, WAS: 65 yards, 1 catch 10 receiving yards
Steve Slaton, HOU: 20 yards
Larry Johnson, WAS: 10 yards
Andre Johnson, HOU: 10-100, TD
Santana Moss, WAS: 7-95
Joey Galloway, WAS: 5-50
Jacoby Jones, HOU: 5-40
Kevin Walter, HOU: 3-30
Anthony Armstrong, WAS: 1-5
Devin Thomas, WAS: 1-5
Chris Cooley, WAS: 9-100, TD
Owen Daniels, HOU: 3-35
Graham Gano, WAS: 2 FG, XP
Neil Rackers, HOU: FG, 2 XP
Redskins: 2 sacks, INT
Texans: 2 sacks